Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pizza and the Vacation Wrap-Up

Happy Father's Day!

Today is the last day of my vacation. Sigh... It was a fantastic week. I did quite a lot, and did not blog about it but I can give you a wrap up... and I am sure you are sitting at the edge of your seats!

On Tuesday my sister and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I wanted to see Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations and my sister wanted to see Cloud City. We arrived early so we could get the tickets for Cloud City. The 6:30AM train out of Madison to be exact. Yawn!
Anyway we got to the roof of the Met and our time slot came around. I made it up to the first stage and I bailed. No I am not a heights person. My sister went all the way through. Trust me, it was scary!
Now about the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations... if you like fashion you have to go. It is that simple. It was a great presentation with the clothes and the video installation. Alas no photos allowed. But here are some from the Museums site.
For lunch we ate at the Petrie Court Café and Wine Bar. I had Farfalle Pasta Garden Vegetables, Wilted Greens, Picholine Olives, Aged Asiago with a glass of Pinot Gris.  My sister had Chopped Salmon Salad, Market Vegetables, Boiled Egg, Lemon-Dill Cream with a glass of Shiraz. That's what I call a lunch!

Spending the morning looking at beautiful clothes put my sister and I in a shopping mood. Okay that is not hard to accomplish. We headed down Madison Avenue stopping in a few shops to look around. And did I mention the rain. Not really rain but more like torrential rain. I love weathermen... they said it would rain at night! We did the logical thing and took a cab to Sak's. Well the cab stopped in front of St. Patrick's which is right across the street from H & M. And they were having a sale! Two shirts for $7 and one shirt for $5!

Next stop Saks. My sister had never been to the Shoe Department. Take the express elevator if you go! We also checked out the designer dresses, they were having a sale too! And if I had a spare $585 I would have bought this dress-

Back home dinner was waiting. I baked of some chicken thighs and breasts on Monday. I baked them in lemon juice and olive oil and hot sauce. Chris heated them up and made some rice and green beans. After a long day in New York it was a perfect way to end the day. Sorry too tired for photos!

Wednesday I visited my sister-in-law who babysits 3 of her grandchildren. They are ages 5 years, 4 years and 9 months. I brought over a quiche for lunch and Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Thursday was house cleaning day and Friday I met a friend for lunch and went to the outlets. New William Sonoma Outlet store!

And back to tonight's dinner, the whole reason for the blog, we had pizza! Pizza with meatballs and with ricotta and olives! Yes I cleaned out the fridge for this one. The results... only 3 pieces left!

1 comment:

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

My kind of vacation looks awesome! Glad you had so much cultural fun! I love the pizza ... have a great week ahead!